Michael Jackson Late superstar is Forbes' highest-paid dead celebrity

Forbes has just revealed the late King Of Pop earned a whooping $825 million this year alone.

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Seven years after his death and late Michael Jackson is still raking in the cash!

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Forbes has just revealed the late King Of Pop earned a whooping $825 million this year alone.

According to Forbes, Jackson has generated so much revenue following his estate's decision to sell his half-share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750 million. The star had purchased the rights to Beetle's music back in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony in 1995 for $115 million.

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His remaining share was sold to Sony in March this year.

Following Michael is cartoonist and Peanuts creator late Charles Schulz who died in 2000 with $48 million.

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Here's the full list below:

10. Bettie Page - $11 million

9. Albert Einstein - $11.5 million

8. John Lennon - $12 million

7. Theador Geiel "Dr. Seuss" - $20 million

6. Bob Marley - $21 million

5. Prince - $25 million

4. Elvis Presley - $27 million

3. Arnold Palmer - $40 million

2. Charles Schulz - $48 million

1. Michael Jackson - $825 million

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